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  1. Bit confused with what you mean by the hassle free zone. So you mean in the quintana roo and baja peninsula has or don't have issues like this compared to say chapala? I remember i saw a video on youtube a while back where someone who is in chapala mention they leave and come back with no issue in the chapala area. So in the quintana roo and baja, its more hassle is what you mean or the other way around? Thus there may be issues there but not around the chapala area where almost everyone is located on this forum?
  2. Okay well im not from the chapala area. But those of you americans and canadians who are in chapala, i assume most of you drive there as oppose to fly? For example i know that if you enter mexico on the west coast and drive by car and go through san diego, which i believe is the biggest border crossing in the world, there are fewer issues there if someone is driving in and out of mexico? Example someone drives from san diego into mexico and stays there x month. Leaves because his 180 day is up. Then stays in the us for a few days or weeks etc and come back in by driving would not have much of an issue ever? But say someone from the US that flies into say cancun or mexico city by air and then leaves before 180 days. Takes a trip to the us for a few days or a week or so and then flies back in, now it might be an issue? Also when has the system been computerized? I heard this happened just a few months ago, is that true? So what is different now compared to back then at the airports? So back then when you are in line and go to immigration, the screen they look at after you give them your passport, it doesn't show your in and out dates unless they want to investigate? But now the system automatically shows it right on the screen for everyone? So anyone that leaves before 180 day and come back in and does that a few times would have issues coming in? I have heard few cases where ppl flew into airport i dont recall if it was cancun or mexico city but some people mentioned they got hassled because of how long they are staying. I heard a case of someone though not sure if true or not where they denied that person coming in. Anyone here heard of this or anything like that? I know this is chapala forum and im no where near there be but do you all drive there or fly there? Because if it flying... well i guess what happens at that airport would be similar to mexico city or cancun?
  3. Is there a lot of truth into this? I thought i read someone mention this not that long ago. So now its hard to get into mexico and get a 6 month tourist visa and leave for a while and then come back?
  4. Someone else mentioned this as well. Certain items don't come that quickly. Last time i bought an electronic device very tiny... it did get here in 2 days though. Also do you have amazon prime? I do but only for the US and not mexico. The item that i was looking at, it says it takes 5-6 days. Well you could get it in 2 days but you have to pay a lot in shipping. I could get it shipping for free. So i wanted to know would it be fine if i order it say a few days before i leave the US so when i get to mexico, then it would be here in a day or two as oppose to up to 6 days. The thing is if im not there to get the package, i wanted to know if eventually the package would get returned back to amazon mexico or not or would it stay in some office. And if it does, wouldn't they eventually have to send the package back to mexico? Example in the US, if you aren't home to receive your package a few times, they send it to the postal office. But if you don't pick it up after x amount, im pretty certain they send it back to the sender. Can someone correct me if im wrong here? So if i order say a big monitor or tv or just anything from amazon mexico and you aren't there and dont go pick it up, what happens to that item? I cant imagine it stays in some office for more than x amount of time because wouldnt they have to send it back is my question.
  5. I can't speak spanish at all...
  6. Well im sure this has happened to some of you in the US right? Thus imagine you have a brand new tv coming in and you have it shipped to your place via amazon from UPS and you are not home and it require signature. Then they do again next day and you are not home because you are at work or whatnot and figure they might come after 5pm etc. Thus if this happens, i believe amazon us would just have them send the tv back and you would just a refund right? But im curious how this would work in Mexico. I mean surely ppl bought something but let say it takes a week or two to arrive. But say they aren't at home during that time. What happens to the item eventually... like does it get sent back to amazon mexico or whatnot. Now if its small package, i can imagine it being sent to a post office? But imagine a big tv... i cant imagine that... Well i asked you guys what happens when i buy from amazon mexico and i give them dhl office. Then i mentioned they actually called and texted me and tell me to give them the address so they come and call me and i go down and pick item up and sign it. Well i want to keep it simple but the thing is i dont want to get to mexico and then order the item... which will take at least a week minimum to receive. Thus i wanted to order it say a few days before i leave the US, then when i get to Mexico, it comes in a day or two etc. Yes i know there are like no rules and things are not like in the US where things are much more simpler when ordering things.
  7. What are you talking about? I know what trolling is. Exactly what am i doing to troll? I asked last time about amazon mexico such as if you had to create a new account if you had a us account etc. I eventually ordered the product and received it in a few days. It was a tiny electronic device and they did not ship it to the DHL office which i put as the address. I have ordered from mercado libre before twice and put dhl office and each time it showed there, i bring my id there and picked it up no issue. When i received the small electronic item i bought from amazon, the guy called my telcel number but i did not respond because i thought it was spam etc. Then i got a text message and they mentioned amazon so i text them back in spanish using google translate and they called me again. That person spoke some english on the phone and they asked for my address. I gave them it and mentioned it was near a so and so hostel. Then he said once he gets here, he gives me phone call. He does that and i show him my id and signed for it and got my package. If i was trolling, would i know all this information? Because im going to back to mexico in a bit so i wanted to order an item right now while in the US, and when i get back to Mexico, then the item would arrive say in a day or two. But if i wait till i get back to mexico to order it, i have to wait like 5-6 days for the item and i don't want to wait that long. So i wanted to know what would happen if i order the item on amazon mexico now while in the us and then fly back to mexico in a short bit. But then i do not and say i dont go back till a bit later. Such that if that is the case, i cant pick up my package and what will happen to it. Someone said they would come 3 times etc and once they do that, they have it sent back to some location. But i want to know, would they ever ship it back to amazon mexico. Because in the us when you buy something like a big thing like monitor or tv, if you aren't there to receive package few times, i m pretty certain they return it back to amazon if say its ups etc. With usps they leave the package at a local place but the thing is if its a big item like monitor or tv... i dont think they do that. So i like to know what happens if i am not there to pick up my monitor etc. Would they eventually have it sent back to amazon and i get a refund back to my american debit/credit card.
  8. ... what are you talking about?
  9. Hi there thanks for that information. But does anyone know what would happen if you aren't at the apartment/house to pick it up after several times? Would they ever ship it back to amazon? Is it even possible to contact that place and said could you return it back to amazon mexico? And then get a refund back to your us debit/credit card or is that not possible? ' I ask this because let say you are in the US and want to order say a monitor with amazon mexico but if you do that when you get back to mexico, you have to wait 5 days at least since thats how it takes to ship. But if you say buy it online in the us a few days before you leave to mexico, that way the monitor or whatever you order would get there say the next day or following day after you arrive so you don't have to wait up to 6 days for it. Thus it could be monitor or any type of item really. But say you don't go back to mexico that early and go back later. Then the package won't be at your place since they bring it to your apartment. So because of that, i like to know would it be possible for them to send it back to amazon mexico. Because i believe in the us, assuming say its ups who brings it to your place, if you aren't there few times, they return it back to amazon and you get refund back right? Because i want to have it shipped to mexico say a day or two after i get back to mexico. But if i dont go back there and go back there much later or not, well i dont want to get charged for it etc. Does anyone have advice on this? I dont want to have to order it while in mexico and then have to wait 6 business days to get it. Anyone have advice on this?
  10. Hi there thanks for the information. You mean your home in Mexico right? And is it in chapala? Im not located in chapala but in another part of mexico. But i like to know if anyone knows what happens if you order an item like monitor or anything and you are not home and don't pick it up. Someone says it gets sent back to their office. So they won't return it back to say amazon mexico? Because with amazon us... i believe if its a big item like tv or monitor and say ups is the carrier, they would have it sent back to amazon correct if one doesnt pick it up?
  11. Okay im curious but is that very far from where you are located? Also what if you dont pick it up? Does it ever get returned back to amazon.mx and you could get a refund or that is not possible?
  12. Hi there... so in the address i want it shipped to, i put my address? Then at that check out option, i put DHL address? Im not sure but i don't think i saw that option though when i did this last time? So it doesn't cost anything extra if i use the delivery point? Also do you or anyone know what happens if you don't pick up the item when they come over? In the US, i believe if that happens 3 times, they return the item back. But if its small package, they leave it at usps office but thats only usps. So what happens here if thats the case?
  13. Hi there want to ask something related to this. So what happens if you order an item on amazon mexico and then when they come to your apartment, you are not there or could not be contacted? Do they come the next day? Is there an amount of attempts they would do like 3 times and if you are not there, then what happens to the package? Does it get sent back to amazon mexico? If not, what happens to the package? Also would you be able to get a refund back to your debit/credit card if that is the case?
  14. Hi there i never heard of sol y luna and those other names that are mentioned. So they are throughout the entire Mexico such as like in cancun or around there? Well let say its a big item like a computer monitor. I assume fee for that would be high? So if i buy from amazon mexico, and i put the dhl office address just like last time, that mean 100 percent they would text/call me again and i give them my address and i go downstairs and pick it up? I do not mind this only if i know what day they are coming. Thus i don't mind spending the whole day waiting for them if i know they will be there that specific day. Or would it be better to just put my address even though there is no mailbox here. Like give them the street number etc and say its right next to so and so hostel for example. Thats what i told the person on the phone who called me when he asked where is my address and he spoke a bit of english so i said between these streets and said its next to x hostel so he probably used google maps to find it. Then called me and i came down to pick it up.
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